Monday, September 3, 2007

Reds Are On Course

Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League for the first time in five years with a 6-0 drubbing of bottom side Derby County at Anfield on Saturday, 1st September 2007.

A brace apiece from Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres and goals from Ryan Babel and Andriy Voronin swept the Rams aside as Rafa Benitez's men showed they mean business in the Premier League this season.

They followed up the four they put past Toulouse in the Champions League third qualifying round second leg on Tuesday.

Ten goals in two games within a week would really make a big boost to The Reds!!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

The Reds signs Fernando Torres

New Liverpool signing Fernando Torres believes the Spanish influence at Anfield will help him hit the ground running.

Reds boss Rafael Benitez has brought the Spain international to Anfield in a club record deal, believed to be just under £20million.

Fernando Torres is likely to make his Liverpool debut against either Werder Bremen or Auxerre when the Reds travel to Switzerland later this month.

The 23-year-old, has signed a six-year contract but the size of the fee, coupled with Liverpool's attacking problems last term, mean he will be under pressure to perform immediately.

The Spaniard will now head back to his homeland after completing his move to Anfield and will not return until July 11.

He is unlikely to feature against either Wrexham on July 7 or Crewe on July 14, but will travel to central Europe with his new teammates on July 17.

"For sure he will play in Switzerland," Benitez said.

Torres, who will play alongside the likes of Jose Reina and Xabi Alonso, said: 'Hopefully I can settle as quickly as possible. It will be a help that there are so many Spanish speakers here and also the manager.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Reds among UCL top seeds

Liverpool will kick off their Champions League campaign as the highest ranked side in the qualifying rounds. The Reds have the third highest coefficient in Europe based on performances in the last five years – behind only AC Milan and Barcelona.

I'm really impressed by Liverpool's achievement for the past decade since GĂ©rard Houllier took over the managerial post in 1998, followed by Rafael Benitez in 2004.

Having been UCL finalist twice in 3 years n won 1 of it, UEFA Cup once, European Super Cup twice, FA Cup twice & League Cup twice is really a big achievement. But they are yet to win the league title for at least a decade already (the last time was season 1989/90). Need to put in more concentration on domestic league eventhough doing a lot better in Europe compare to other EPL clubs.

Let's fill our trophy cupboard with the EPL Champion Title at the end of season 2007/08...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Liverpool heading to Athens to meet AC!!!


Liverpool are heading to Athens for the Champions League final after beating Chelsea 4-1 on penalties at Anfield. Pepe Reina in the Liverpool goal performed heroics for the home side saving two of the three penalties he faced and Dirk Kuyt fired the decisive spot-kick as Chelsea dreams of an unprecedented quadruple were dashed.

AC Milan crushed Manchester United 3-0 in their Champions League semi-final second leg at the San Siro to set up a repeat of the 2005 final against Liverpool. Trailing from the first leg Kaka, who scored both Milan's goals in the 3-2 loss at Old Trafford, opened the scoring and Alberto Gilardino and Clarence Seedorf capitalized on some laughable defending to secure a chance to revenge their defeat in Istanbul.